About Me

I am the assistant professor of nonprofit leadership and management at the University of Florida. In addition to my academic background, I have spent more than 15 years working in, consulting with, and volunteering for nonprofit organizations. I have experience with health, human service, education, environmental, and microfinance nonprofits of varying sizes.

Ph.D. in Leadership, Nonprofit Specialization from USD
M.A. in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from USD
Certificate in Community Economic Development from SDSU
B.A. in Global Economics from UCSC
Semester Abroad at Pontifical Catholic University – Rio de Janeiro

Academic Grants
2015-2020 – United States Department of Agriculture, HATCH project
2017-2018 – Association of Public and Land Grant Universities
2014 – MetaIntegral Foundation Grant

Academic Awards/Honors
2017 – Academy of Management Best Paper
2016-2017 – Global Thinking Fellow
2014 – Emerging Scholar, ARNOVA
2011 – 2015 – Dean’s Merit Scholar, University of San Diego
2014 – Joseph Rost Scholarship Award, University of San Diego
2014 – Dean’s Meritorious Research Award, University of San Diego
2014 – Nu Lambda Mu, international honor society for nonprofit scholars
2012 – Dean’s Meritorious Research Award, University of San Diego

Practitioner Awards / Honors
2010 – Committee Member of the Year, Vista Chamber of Commerce, Membership
2009 – Beyond the Call of Duty, nominated by CEO of Vista Community Clinic
2008 – Award of Distinction, from the Nonprofit Institute for Education and Research at USD for outstanding scholarship, service to nonprofit sector
2008 – Certificate of Leadership, presented by the Fieldstone Foundation upon completion of the 2008 Emerging Leaders Program
2007 – Warford-Kutch Volunteer Administrator’s Award, presented to top Administrator in San Diego County in Recognition of Outstanding Leadership in the Field of Volunteer Administration